28 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 2 nights
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Vineyard Haven
— 2 nights
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Concord
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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Carmel
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Los Angeles
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New York City
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Boston — 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
On the 9th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, walk around Boston Public Garden, and then walk around Boston Common.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Boston. Traveling from London in December, things will get little chillier in Boston: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vineyard Haven.
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Vineyard Haven — 2 nights

Vineyard Haven is a community within the town of Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 12th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Martha's Vineyard Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Flying Horses Carousel, and finally tee off at Farm Neck Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Island Alpaca Company of Martha's Vineyard, take in the dramatic natural features at Aquinnah Cliffs, then relax in the rural setting at Morning Glory Farm, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Whaling Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vineyard Haven online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Vineyard Haven takes 2.5 hours. In December in Vineyard Haven, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Concord.
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Concord — 2 nights

Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, admire the masterpieces at Worcester Art Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, take in the views from The Old North Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and finally stroll through Walden Pond State Reservation.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Concord travel route planning site.

Drive from Vineyard Haven to Concord in 3 hours. Traveling from Vineyard Haven in December, expect Concord to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Concord to Asheville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In December, Asheville is a bit warmer than Concord - with highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Memphis.
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Memphis — 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 17th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Graceland, then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. On your second day here, snap pictures at Big River Crossing, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally stop by Memphis Music.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Asheville to Memphis due to the time zone difference. December in Memphis sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Nashville sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of State Street Underpass, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planning tool.

You can fly from Nashville to Santa Barbara in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Santa Barbara, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in December, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park. In December, Yosemite National Park is cooler than Santa Barbara - with highs of 9°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carmel.
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Carmel — 2 nights

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Scenic Road Walkway, take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk, then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Carmel. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in Carmel hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Carmel to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, make a trip to Central Park, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planning website.

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New York City is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in New York City to be a bit cooler, around 2°C, while days are cooler, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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North Carolina travel guide

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The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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